Geoff Smart is a leadership advisor. He is a bestselling author, public speaker, entrepreneur and private investor. As a public speaker, Geoff has delivered top audience satisfaction ratings at a wide range of corporate and industry events across the globe. Geoff is the co-author, with Randy Street, of the New York Times bestselling book “Who: The A Method for Hiring” (Ballantine Books/Random House, 2008). Upon release, the book became the #1 ranked bestseller on Amazon.com out of 24 million titles, and hit every major bestseller list in the United States. Geoff also is co-creator of the Topgrading® philosophy of talent management. As an entrepreneur, Geoff serves as Chairman CEO of ghSMART, a management assessment and leadership advisory firm for CEOs and investors, which Geoff founded in 1995. Highly satisfied clients include the world’s largest private equity investors, Fortune 500 CEOs, and billionaire entrepreneurs. ghSMART’s client impact has been featured in every major business periodical and in two Harvard Business School Case Studies published on the firm titled “ghSMART Co.: Pioneering in Professional Services.” The firm was recently featured in the book “The Art of Managing Professional Services: Insights from Leaders of the World’s Top Firms”.